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Old 01-06-2013, 12:05 PM
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Oil Pan question

So I was planning on ordering the oil pan saver kit from Damian diesel that a lot of 7.3 owners seem to be familiar with. I came across his video on youtube and thought that it looked like a way better alternative to pulling to whole motor to change the pan. Now, my pan isnt leaking yet but its got some surface rust so I want to get the kit as preventative maintenance. Anyway, my buddy yesterday suggested that I should just coat the pan in tar... I feel like if there was such a simple and cheap solution to the notorious rotting pan then someone would have done it already. It sounds like a reasonable idea and I'd rather save the $250 for the saver kit if i can. Has anyone ever tried/heard of coating the pan in tar or something similar to it? Any help is appreciated. Thanks,

Mike
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TAR? Seriously?

NO! Tar is petroleum based, your engine oil will dissolve right through it. Tell your friend to "stay-in-school!"
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If you just have some surface rust, consider painting it with something like KBS coatings. I did that and have been very pleased. It came with a cleaner, rust converter and paint that is very durable.

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Apply POR 15 on it... problem solved !!!
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I undercoat mine been doing that for 10 years so far so good.
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Use Ospho. Can get at any hardware store. Use crappy paint brush. It attacks rust and when it dries, you can paint right on top of it. It stops rust immediately from spreading. I have used it in the marine saltwater environment for a decade and have found nothing better
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